No Apologies Allowed!

No Apologies Allowed!

I’m sorry.

Wait no, I’m not sorry!

Women, girls: stop apologizing!

We do it all the time.

We make a ‘mistake’ (not one that hurts anyone, just a mistake), and we say ‘sorry.’ I hear it regularly in the warm up ring—a rider apologizing to her trainer. Why? Do we expect ourselves to be perfect? When does an error become a crime? And, by apologizing, do we allow ourselves to learn anything from what just happened?

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Raising Confident Girls

Raising Confident Girls

What is it about girls and horses?  Why are girls—and women—so passionate about riding?

Because on the back of a horse we are powerful, effective, and full of ourselves. We are leaders.

There are lots of other reasons too, of course.  But considering the gender gap in confidence, horses can play a vital role in developing women’s self esteem and leadership skills. 

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